STARBUCKS, STERLING -- 7-9 p.m. today, Andie Perkins and Dave Kitchen. Cascades Marketplace, 21021 Southbank St., Sterling. Free. 703-421-0932.

SULLY'S RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE -- 9:30 p.m. tomorrow, Switched at Birth; 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Hot Buttered Elvis. 14513 Lee Jackson Hwy., Chantilly. 703-818-9292, 800-978-5597 or visit

VOCAL ARTS SOCIETY -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Classical vocalists Joshua Saxon and Amanda Gosier present classical music in an informal and educational format. Hill Playhouse, Hill School, 130 S. Madison St., Middleburg. Free. 540-687-3761.

LUCKETTS BLUEGRASS -- 7 p.m. Saturday. Meridian and Iron Ridge. Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. $10. 703-771-5281.

COFFEEHOUSE -- 10-11 a.m. Mondays. Live acoustic music. Loudoun Valley Community Center, 320 W. School St., Purcellville. $5. 540-338-7973.

STARBUCKS, LEESBURG -- 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jack Quigley. 531-D E. Market St. Free. 703-443-9251.

LOUDOUN BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION JAM SESSION -- 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. For all bluegrass, country and acoustic musicians. Professionals, amateurs and spectators welcome. Morningside House Retirement Community, 316 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. Free. 703-779-7941.


MAGGIE SINER -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays or by appointment, through March 1; reception, 6-9 p.m. tomorrow. Recent works. Gallery 222, 222 S. King St., Leesburg. Free. 703-777-5498.

WALL OF MIRRORS -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, through March 2; reception, 6-9 p.m. tomorrow. One-of-a-kind mirrors created by contemporary furniture designers Rick and Laura Sherman. Rendezvous Gallery, 5 Loudoun St. SE, Leesburg. Free. 703-669-9620 or

AMY KAHN RUSSELL -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 16. Russell's silver jewelry incorporates natural minerals, pearls, fossils and semi-precious stones. Rendezvous Gallery, 5 Loudoun St. SE, Leesburg. Free. 703-669-9620 or

PICTURE LOUDOUN -- 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, through February; meet the artists 2-4 p.m. tomorrow and Feb. 14. Exhibit by Harold and Edith Symes, county residents for the past few years. The 16 paintings on view are oils and watercolors painted since the couple moved here. They are graduates of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and have taught art at public school and university levels. They work out of their studio in Cascades and paint landscapes with other members of Loudoun Sketch Club each summer. Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. Free. 703-777-0251.

MELLON'S SPORTING ART -- 1-4 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, through March. Sixteen works by seven sporting artists featured in "Sojourn at Home: Sporting Paintings from the Paul Mellon Bequest to the Yale Center for British Art." National Sporting Library, 102 The Plains Rd., Middleburg. Free. 540-687-6542 or

LEE IN LOUDOUN -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, through June 1. "The Road to Antietam Creek: Lee, Loudoun and the Invasion of Maryland, 1862" traces routes Gen. Robert E. Lee's army took to and from Antietam. See original and reproduction artifacts, large graphics and hear narratives about causes and effects of the march through Loudoun. Loudoun Museum, 16 Loudoun St. SW, Leesburg. $2; students, teachers and seniors, $1; members and 9 and younger, free. 703-777-7427 or

For Children

"THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow, 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Sterling Playmakers presents the children's play. Sterling Middle School, 201 W. Holly Ave. $5. 703-437-6117 or

YOUTH ART SHOW -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, through Feb. 14. All types of art, preschool through high school. Round Hill Center, 20 High St. Free. 540-338-7973.

Lectures and Literature

GREAT BOOKS FOUNDATION -- 7:30 p.m. today. Great Books Foundation Discussion Group discusses Derek Walcott's poems "The Schooner Flight" and "A Far Cry from Africa" in the Great Books Foundation Anthology, "Clashes of Culture." 42921 Needham Way, Ashburn. Free. 703-729-3570. Copies of the anthology can be ordered at 800-222-5870 or

STEEPLECHASING -- 3 p.m. Sunday. Raymond G. Woolfe Jr. lectures on "The Brotherhood of Courage" as part of the Mosby Heritage Association winter lecture series. Lord Fairfax Community College, Fauquier Campus, 6480 College St., Warrenton. Free. 540-687-6681 or

TALK OF THE TOWN -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. A lecture series sponsored by Mosby Heritage Area Association continues with Horace Mewborn on "Civil War Intelligence Operations in Loudoun." Carriage House, Oatlands, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. $5; County students and Friends of Oatlands, free. 703-777-3174, Ext. 19.

Sports and Recreation

EVENING SCHOOLING -- 9 a.m.-8 p.m. today. You must have called ahead or stopped by at least a day in advance to sign a release form and provide a proof of Coggins test for your horse. Morven Park Equestrian Center, 41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg. $20. 703-777-2890.


"DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER" -- 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 16. A financially dependent husband sets out to murder his heiress wife in this Fauquier Community Theatre production of the Frederick Knott drama. The Theatre at Vint Hill, 4225 Aiken Dr., Vint Hill Farms Station, Warrenton. $12; students and seniors, $10. 540-349-8760 or


LEESBURG GALLERY WALK -- 6-9 p.m. tomorrow. Stroll downtown Leesburg as shops and galleries stay open late and offer special events and entertainment as part of First Friday Gallery Walk. Free. 800-752-6118 or

SULLY PROGRAMS -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily except Tuesdays, house tours on the hour; 2 p.m. daily except Tuesdays, guided tours past slave quarters and outbuildings. Sully Historic Site, 3601 Sully Rd., Chantilly. $5; students, $4; seniors and children, $3. 703-437-1794.

Plan Ahead

OATLANDS BRIDAL SHOW -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 22. An expo event featuring 150 vendors under heated tents. Fashion shows at noon and 2 p.m. Oatlands, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. $10. 703-777-3174.

WEDDING ENGAGEMENT -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 23. Bridal fair showcases regional vendors for wedding needs. Dulles Town Center, Routes 7 and 28, Dulles area. Free. 703-404-7120 or

-- Compiled by Carrie Donovan

The Loudoun Extra entertainment calendar lists events as space permits. Mail announcements and photos -- noting date, time, address, cost and phone number -- to Carrie Donovan, Loudoun Extra, The Washington Post, Suite 100-A, 305 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg, Va. 20175. You may also e-mail announcements to or fax them to 202-334-5417. Deadline is 14 days before publication.